Mother Teresa in national dress (PHOTO)
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Mother Teresa in national dress (PHOTO)

Mother Teresa in national dress (PHOTO)

Gonxhe Bojaxhiu, known worldwide as Mother Teresa or Saint Teresa of Calcutta, is the Albanian Nobel laureate who devoted most of her life to charity.

She was born in Skopje (today the Republic of Macedonia), then part of the Province of Kosovo in the Ottoman Empire. After living in Macedonia for eighteen years, she moved to Ireland and then to India, where she lived most of her life.

Mother Teresa founded the Missionaries of Charity, a Catholic religious congregation, which in 2012 had more than 4,500 sisters and was active in 133 countries.


This is a rare photograph of Mother Teresa with her sister, Age Bojaxhiu. The photo was taken in 1923, at the National Consulate of Prizren Girls.